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Jack Kruschen Overview:

Actor, Jack Kruschen, was born Jack Joseph Kruschen on Mar 20, 1922 in Winnipeg, Canada. Kruschen died at the age of 80 on Apr 2, 2002 in Chandler, AZ .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Kruschen was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1960Best Supporting ActorThe Apartment (1960)Dr. DreyfussNominated
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Jack Kruschen Quotes:

CWO Sam Jacobs: You know, I can't say that I recommend spacesuits for beautiful young dolls. What happened to all your curves?


Mechanic: Think of it as a train behind you. Forty feet of train.


[repeated line]
Mechanic: Trailer brakes first!


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Jack Kruschen Facts
In 1939, Kruschen was already appearing in TV dramas on the Don Lee experimental station in Los Angeles; the programs were beamed out to roughly 200 sets with 3" screens.

One of the few actors killed by Martians in 2 different movies: War of the Worlds (1953) and Angry Red Planet (1960).

Performed in radio dramas while still in high school.

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